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02-13-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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Trouble with Firmare upgrade

My trouble seems to be a bit different to the other thread.

I don't have a card reader - so trying it in camera. I emptied the card, then reformatted it, just in case.

I am following the instructions, connecting to the computer (Mac) but when I turn on the camera while holding down the menu button - nothing! No message in the monitor.

I have tried dragging and dropping the file over K3 file that appears on my desktop and it appears there but again nothing seems to be happening in the camera.

Can anyone please advise?

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At the end of this video, there's a troubleshooting section that addresses your issue. Check it out:
Pentax Firmware Update Guide - Pentax Tutorial Videos -

You've either downloaded the wrong file, put it in the wrong place, or not extracted it. It needs to go in the root (top level) of the SD card and the extension should be .BIN.

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Thanks for your help, Adam, but still having problems. The video assumes you are using a card reader - which I don't have - and can copy the firmware onto that and then insert into the camera.

I have now downloaded the software (just to make sure I had the right one) but I am still having the same issue - when I power up with the menu button pressed, still nothing happens.

---------- Post added 02-14-14 at 05:24 PM ----------

Hi again, Adam - I seem to have cracked it.

1. Download and expand the software. Should be a .bin.

2. Connect the camera to the computer with a formatted card in slot 1 only.

3. When the card mounts - showing up as K3 on the desktop in my case - copy the firmware .bin across to the card.

4. Eject the card by dragging to trash; turn off, and then disconnect, the camera.

5. Turn camera on with the menu button pushed. Dialogue should then appear and press start.

6. Then, Robert is most definitely your mother's brother!

Last edited by regislea; 02-14-2014 at 02:26 AM.

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